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    Thread: Tri color type (yes I know I not using correct terms) Quality and development

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      Tri color type (yes I know I not using correct terms) Quality and development

      Ok for the Showa/Sanke/Tri color (going by looks not breed really) type for my pond I am trying to not overdo it with my cash so am after some comments on a cheaper option for me.
      Here's what available for a decent price,
      $175 @ 17cm + shipping
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      Here's some more expensive fish that were available in my area that show what I would really like,
      $450 + shipping @ 27cm
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      $968 @ 31cm + shipping
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      Will the young one developed nicely? or will it never be the quality of the more expensive options?
      These are probably all cheap options for Koi for some people but just trying to get some nice fish that I like for myself.

      Cheers
      Mick

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      I don't know how the local price goes down there, if I had to pick probably the 2nd one, it looks like a doitsu and the color pattern is okay and price seem okay.

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      Locally bred or snuck into the country?

      Lots of, and balanced patterns!

      Patience fish, with lots of good food and healthy water.

      My choice.

      1st Showa

      2 2nd Sanke

      3 1st Sanke

      I happen to like original old bold style Showa.

      Balanced, Sumi checker pattern, down the length of the body.

      Lovely, over the face Sumi pattern.

      Might even be a female, looking at a very slight curve in, just before the vent and tapering away to the peduncle.

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      Thanks for the input, Unfortunately (or fortunately) The bottom two are sold.
      The 3rd one if definitely outside of my budget but probably my favorite, I like the large patches of color and good amounts of each color.
      For the second one if I had purchased, I'd have to keep the purchase price to myself, I like the pattern but probably would avoid due to being scale less, the one fish I have on order is a Platinum Doitsu here,
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      Does anyone know how the cheap 17cm one will develop? Its now $30 off, so cheaper still.
      I've never had koi before as I've been living in a state that they were illegal.

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      How hard will it be to get koi like this?
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      Quote Originally Posted by MICKAUS View Post
      Does anyone know how the cheap 17cm one will develop? Its now $30 off, so cheaper still.
      I've never had koi before as I've been living in a state that they were illegal.
      Hard to say but typically they mature into 60-90cm.

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      Upper one looks like a gold fish, what variety do they call the bottom one?

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      Quote Originally Posted by fly4koi View Post
      Hard to say but typically they mature into 60-90cm.
      I meant if color would be stable or whether it would change as it grows?

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      Quote Originally Posted by fly4koi View Post
      Upper one looks like a gold fish, what variety do they call the bottom one?
      Are you talking about the Showa/Sanke? The top 2 weren't actually named, the bottom was labeled Showa.
      As for the dark fish I have no idea what varieties they would be called.

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      Quote Originally Posted by fly4koi View Post
      Upper one looks like a gold fish, what variety do they call the bottom one?
      guessing a very bad aka matsuba the other is a butterfly with a very bad body.

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      Quote Originally Posted by kdh View Post
      guessing a very bad aka matsuba the other is a butterfly with a very bad body.
      Thanks for that, I'm more used to Goldfish, was sold as a female butterfly so I assumed that was eggs.

      As for color I was going for 1 x platinum white, 1 x Black, Orange and white, and 1 x mostly black.

      Going to start off with 3 small Koi for my first adventure into keeping Koi.

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      Quote Originally Posted by MICKAUS View Post
      I meant if color would be stable or whether it would change as it grows?
      It would change a little but don't expect it to change into something "better" if that's what you are asking. How much is it if you don't mind sharing? Again I have no idea how much kois are in Australia.
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      Quote Originally Posted by MICKAUS View Post
      Are you talking about the Showa/Sanke? The top 2 weren't actually named, the bottom was labeled Showa.
      As for the dark fish I have no idea what varieties they would be called.
      Referring to the 2 dark colored fish.

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      Living in a harder pond water might lighten the dark color?

      My pond water is soft. My blacks are really black!

      A strong body,lovely pectorals,thick peduncle to propel the sturdy fish.

      Guessing a uniform scalation as far as one can see.

      I would think a female.

      A solid uniform abdomen tapering in just before the vent.

      See the slight depression, outlined by the shadow on the pond bottom.

      Not a skinny, racing male body shape.

      A beautiful copper/bronze Matsuba.

      Body shape,is number one, in the judges eyes.

      Could be a winner on the day.

      The butterfly could have a tumor,difficult to make out. being in the dark fish.

      Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.



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